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Asbury park disaster
« on: September 07, 2013, 08:51:31 PM »
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  • Been going to the North End of Asbury park for years, and it's always known as the surfing beach. Well today on Sept 8 after Labor Day it wasn't. The beach fee was suppose to be free but wasn't and they closed the surfing beach to surfing because there wasn't enough lifeguards to guard the beach. So after I paid for my family to get on the beach when it was technically the off season they called me in after I paddled out on the surfing beach and made me surf on the swimming beach next to 50 kids.  Only in jersey kids, only in jersey.

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    Re: Asbury park disaster
    « Reply #1 on: September 08, 2013, 06:29:50 AM »
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  • Seriously? That's crazy! Is there any word on how long they're going to extend this limited lifeguard but full beach fee scenario? Is it weekends only, or is it during the week as well?
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    Re: Asbury park disaster
    « Reply #2 on: September 08, 2013, 07:05:47 PM »
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  • I think this weekend, but who knows. There's parking meters that you can buy parking and badges and they wouldn't allow you to buy badges. Even the meters said no badges after Labor Day. Lots of people were upset, I was upset because its a pretty big beach with some room to spread out for my boys(5 and 2) to get some water time with daddy. Makes me hate summer more, thank god for the offseason.

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    Re: Asbury park disaster
    « Reply #3 on: September 09, 2013, 08:08:13 PM »
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  • Asbury Park is run by people with a ghetto mentality

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    Re: Asbury park disaster
    « Reply #4 on: September 10, 2013, 04:38:25 PM »
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  • Asbury still not recovered from Sandy is a bit of a disaster - you missing a surf day, not so much.

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    Re: Asbury park disaster
    « Reply #5 on: September 11, 2013, 08:26:27 PM »
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  • What does Sandy have to do with an incompetent system. They closed a well known surfing beach and changed it within 10 feet of a swimming beach of mostly kids. I didn't miss a surf my 5 year old did because I felt that it was too close for comfort. The powers that be decided to get an extra weekend of revenue, which is fine but changed the system and put people at risk of being hurt. Charge and get some revenue but have enough guards as you would on an typical weekend during the "season".

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    Re: Asbury park disaster
    « Reply #6 on: September 12, 2013, 11:38:33 AM »
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  • What does Sandy have to do with an incompetent system. T
    Sandy was a disaster. The Asbury boardwalk culture, along with a stretch of boardwalk to its south (the Asbury beach culture juxtaposed against that supposedly dry and pious beach culture to the south, is a thing of beauty), not recovering fully from Sandy is an unfortunate, lingering, aftermath of disaster.


    I saw your thread title and thought - what new disaster has hit that spot? I never thought that your disaster would be a 5 year old not being able to surf his regular spot one day after paying a post labor day admission.   

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    Re: Asbury park disaster
    « Reply #7 on: September 12, 2013, 12:33:05 PM »
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  • Disaster is the wrong word, sorry. Lack of respect for the patrons that frequent that beach year round sucks. The water was in the 70s and the swell was a lined up 1-2 ft, there's not to many days like that in Sept so ya it sucked for my surf stoked 5 year old.